Light, enjoyable and charming.
The Royal Flush books are a nice addition to the cozy mystery genre
Yes, in the first Royal Flush - it was just as good this time around
No extreme reaction - I just enjoyed 8 hours of escape in to a vanished world :)
I love non-gruesome murder/mystery novels so I had fun with this one. It's a cute story with endearing characters. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!
I have enjoyed this series very much and this installment is right up there with the rest of them.
Georgie is priceless as is the cast of characters that follow her around. The narrator Katherine Kellgren absolutely makes this book, have to give 50/50 credit to both her and the author. Between the two of them, this is a super winning series and I cannot wait to move onto the next one.
favorite authors are Donna Galbandon and Dorothy Dunnet. Adred Katherine and Anya Seyton, Louis Lamour, Daphne De Maurier, Historical novels
I would recommend this to all my gal pals. Very entertaining and Katherine Kellgren gets the acents down perfectly. This is the type of book that i would prefer listening to as the reader sets the tone and makes you laugh and feel you are there.
I enjoy not only the characters and the story but the glimpse into the time and place in history. A gifted reader makes it even better.
If you enjoy a historically based novel, have a background knowledge of the English royal family, enjoy a strong female character, like mysteries, & enjoy twisted humour - then you will love this series. There is a bit of romance, but it doesn't overshadow the storyline. The reader does a great job depicting the cast of characters. Would love to hear more by this author.
Stumbled upon this series by accident…
The books aren’t long, usually approx. 8 hrs with good narration.
I’ll say this, Georgie’s got moxy.
I like hearing about the history and goings on in the time frame of the book. Lady Georgeanna is a likeable character with a good bit of naivete that nearly gets her in serious trouble at the beginning of the book. She is intrepid if not entirely sophisticated and manages to make all her catastrophes so relevant to us ordinary humans. She is interesting and intelligent and Darcy is luscious.
Georgie's hanging upside down from the cliff face.
I really enjoy good British readers and she is one. She has just the right tone for Georgie as well as her wild and crazy friend, Belinda.
I would listen to these again. They are funny and entertaining.
There is lots of humor. The main character is lovable and fun. The story isn't deep or philosophical, it's just pure entertainment. There is quite a bit of talk about sex but no X rated sex scenes that are so predominant in today's literature. They leave enough to imagination.
I like the scenes where she is learning about cleaning houses.
34th in line for the throne and poor as a churchmouse.
Book blogger at Bookwi.se
The Royal Spyness series is a fun light hearted mystery series. In the first two books, Georgie, the 34th in line to the throne in 1930s England, has found herself an accidental detective. What makes the series work, is the mix of humor, a dash of romance good character development and some mystery to move the plot along. Georgie’s family is penniless after her father gambled away most of the money and lost the rest in the stock market. Georgie has decided that it is better to try to make her own way rather than live under the rules and obligations of her sister-in-law (and henpecked brother) back in Scotland.
Making her own way in depression era London is not easy. Georgie tried to start a business of opening homes for wealthy homeowners that are coming from their country estates to their London homes, but no one comes to London in the middle of the summer and she has to find another way to make money.
After her friend pawned off a date to her, she decides to try to advertise herself as a dinner partner for visiting businessmen. But her first client assumes she is a prostitute. Her love interest, Darcy O’Mara, happens to save her and Scotland Yard hears of her trouble and sends her out of town to save face. Except things are not as they seem. Someone is trying to kill members of the royal family and the special branch wants Georgie to work as an inside figure to help find out who it is.
This third book is just as enjoyable as the first two. The story line does enough to keep things interesting, although the ending was clear well before the end of the book. The love interest between Darcy and Georgie has enough to keep the tension without being frustrating, but that may not continue much past this book if there isn’t something that is done to shake things up.
The main issue that really will make or break this series is Georgie’s detective style. She is smart, but so far much of what she has found out has been more about where is happens to be and not what she figures out. There is a hint in this book about her really starting to do some detective work on her own. But this will have to be developed in the rest of the series or it will start falling flat. The humor and romance have made the series so far, but to keep going, it there needs to be a new note.
(originally posted on my blog, Bookwi.se)